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Debt after absolute

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08 Jul 15 #463888 by fantasticstuff2013
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Absolute granted already. From paying all the bills in the FMH and needing a replacement car I was about £20k in debt when it was granted. I''m trying to keep on top of it and am not running debts up for the sake of it but the mortgage alone is £1000 a month. Can I include all debts up to financial settlement or only those before absolute?

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09 Jul 15 #463916 by LittleMrMike
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My inclination would be to say that the Court will make a decision based on the facts as they exist at the time the Court makes its decision. So I''d say - in principle at any rate - you can include all debts.

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